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HPE Takes IoT to the EdgeHPE Takes IoT to the Edge

HPE has unveiled the first in a new series of IoT products that move intelligence to the edge of the network.

Iain Morris

December 2, 2015

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HPE Takes IoT to the Edge

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has launched two gateway products allowing customers to manage and analyze data from IoT devices at the edge of the network instead of in data centers.

The idea is to help organizations access data and gain insights more efficiently than is possible using data center technologies.

The HPE IoT System EL10 and the more sophisticated EL20 are the first products Hewlett Packard Enterprise has released as part of a new IoT initiative branded Edgeline. They were developed in partnership with Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) and have been certified to run Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) Azure software.

"The edge of the network meeting the edge of the enterprise is where the IoT interaction is going to be most interesting in the future," says Steve Bell, a senior analyst with Heavy Reading . "This area has been the focus of Intel for a number of years."

Nevertheless, Bell thinks edge-networking developments will create challenges in terms of security, data volumes and signaling traffic.

"To address these, there needs to be intelligence in gateways and … the capability to virtualize clusters of gateways or customer premises equipment," he says.

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Iain Morris

International Editor, Light Reading

Iain Morris joined Light Reading as News Editor at the start of 2015 -- and we mean, right at the start. His friends and family were still singing Auld Lang Syne as Iain started sourcing New Year's Eve UK mobile network congestion statistics. Prior to boosting Light Reading's UK-based editorial team numbers (he is based in London, south of the river), Iain was a successful freelance writer and editor who had been covering the telecoms sector for the past 15 years. His work has appeared in publications including The Economist (classy!) and The Observer, besides a variety of trade and business journals. He was previously the lead telecoms analyst for the Economist Intelligence Unit, and before that worked as a features editor at Telecommunications magazine. Iain started out in telecoms as an editor at consulting and market-research company Analysys (now Analysys Mason).

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